The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the comprehensive exams to test the engineering mathematics, verbal ability and subject on the specific fields for which the students are chosen. GATE Electrical Engineering syllabus consists special and core topics. Both core and special topics are taken from your 4 year engineering study. So, you need to focus on the basics and then move on to the advanced concepts.
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi will conduct GATE 2020. Candidates appearing for the national level engineering examination would be hoping to keep a track on GATE 2020 latest news and updates. GATE not only provides admission into the M.Tech courses but also acts as a pathway for recruitment into the various PSUs. To keep a track of all the changes and additions done by the admission authorities candidates should keep up with the latest news and updates of GATE 2020 to know all of the recent information related to the exam. The registration process of GATE 2020 concluded on October 5, 2020.
Basic Information of GATE 2020:
A national level examination, GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is a qualifying exam for admissions to post-graduate programs (e.g., ME, MTech, direct PhD) in Indian institutes of higher education with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies. GATE scores may also be used by Public and Private Sector.
|Exam Name||GATE 2020|
|Exam for Course Level||MTech & PSU Recruitment|
|Test Duration||180 minutes|
|No. of Test Cities||200 test cities in India and 6 Abroad|
|Registration Dates||September 1 to October 5, 2020|
|Exam Date||February 1,2,8, and 9|
|Exam Helpdesk No.|
|Exam Website & Email||http://gate.iitd.ac.in/|
The exam tests the comprehensive understanding of candidate in various undergraduate subjects including Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.
The exam, which is conducted online, encompasses 24 papers. The exam papers had questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad. However, the rest of the questions are of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type.
GATE 2020 exam dates have been announced. IIT Delhi will be the organising institute of the exam next year.
And the main reason for appearing in GATE is because it is the GATEway to so many technical fields
GATE Scorecard validates that candidate appeared and qualified GATE. The benefits of GATE Scorecard are enlisted below:
Enrollment in Masters and PhD Programs
What's new in GATE 2020?
GATE Papers and the Paper Codes for GATE 2020:
|GATE Paper||Code||GATE Paper||Code|
|Aerospace Engineering||AE||Geology and Geophysics||GG|
|Agricultural Engineering||AG||Instrumentation Engineering||IN|
|Architecture and Planning||AR||Mathematics||MA|
|Civil Engineering||CE||Mining Engineering||MN|
|Chemical Engineering||CH||Metallurgical Engineering||MT|
|Computer Science and Information Technology||CS||Petroleum Engineering||PE|
|Electronics and Communication Engineering||EC||Production and Industrial Engineering||PI|
|Electrical Engineering||EE||Textile Engineering and Fiber Science||TF|
|Ecology and Evolution||EY||Engineering Sciences||XE(A-H)|
GATE 2020 exam in India will be held from 9: 30 am to 12: 30 pm (morning-shift) and 2:30 p.m to 5:30 p.m (evening-shift)
The examination timing at GATE International centres is as per their local time, which is given below.
|City (Country)||Exam Time (Forenoon Session)||Exam Time Afternoon Session)|
|Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)||06:30 to 09:30 Hours||11:30 to 14.30 Hours|
|Colombo (Sri Lanka)||09:00 to 12.00 Hours||14:00 to 17:00 Hours|
|Dhaka (Bangladesh)||09:30 to 12:30 Hours||14:30 to 17:30 Hours|
|Dubai (UAE)||07:30 to 10:30 Hours||12:30 to 15:30 Hours|
|Kathmandu (Nepal)||09:15 to 12:15 Hours||14:15 to 17:15 Hours|
|Singapore||11:30 to 14:30 Hours||16:30 to 19:30 Hours|
Aspirants shall choose the GATE paper - out of the 24 papers - they wish to appear for. Please note that a candidate is allowed to appear in ONLY ONE paper.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria for GATE 2020 (no age limit)
|Qualifying Degree||Qualifying Degree / Examination||Description of Eligible Candidates||Year of Qualification |
not later than
|BE/ BTech/ BPharm||Bachelor’s degree holders in Engineering/Technology (4 years after 10+2 or 3 years after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering /Technology)||Currently in the final year or already completed||2020|
|BArch||Bachelor’s degree holders of Architecture (5 years course)||Currently in the final year or already completed||2020|
|BSc (Research)/ BS||Bachelor’s degree in Science (Post-Diploma/4 years after 10+2)||Currently in the 4th year or already completed||2020|
|MSc/ MA/MCA or equivalent|
Master’s degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent
|Currently in the final year or already completed||2020|
|Int ME/ MTech (Post-BSc)||Post-BSc Integrated Master’s degree programs in Engineering/Technology (4 years program)||Currently in the 2nd/ 3rd/4th year or already completed||2022|
|Int ME/ MTech or Dual Degree(after Diploma or 10+2)||Integrated Master’s degree program or Dual Degree program in Engineering/Technology (5 years program)||Currently in the 4th/5th year or already completed||2020|
|Int MSc/ Int BS-MS||Integrated M.Sc. or 5 years integrated B.S.-M.S. program||Currently in the final year or already completed||2020|
|Professional Society Examinations*|
(equivalent to BE/BTech/BArch)
|B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch. equivalent examinations of Professional Societies, recognized by MHRD/UPSC/AICTE (e.g., AMIE by Institution of Engineers-India, AMICE by the Institute of Civil Engineers-India and so on)||Completed Section A or equivalent of such professional courses||NA|
* Some of these Professional Societies / Institutions, which conduct examination in various fields of engineering, are as follows.
However, the candidates who possess certification from any of the professional societies must ensure that those examinations conducted by the societies are approved by MHRD/AICTE as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech./B.Arch.
GATE 2020 Eligibility for International students:
1. Must have completed or are in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree (duration: at least 04 years) in Engineering / Technology.
2. Must have completed or are in the final year of their Post Graduate (Master’s) degree (duration: at least 02 years) in any relevant science subject.
How to fill GATE Online Application Form?
The steps to be followed to fill the GATE 2020 Online Application form are explained below:
Registration- Visit the official website of GOAPS. Enter few personal details, a valid e-mail ID and mobile number. Create a password which will be used to login later.
Filling GATE 2020 Application Form- Enter your personal and educational details in the application form for GATE. Preview the form to verify the information entered and modify the incorrect immediately to avoid discrepancies later. Note that the applications cannot be modified post final submission.
Fee payment- After saving application form candidate can make the payment by net banking, debit card and credit card. After paying GATE application fees, a fee payment number is generated which candidate can note for the later stages of the GATE Selection process.
From the year 2020, the exam conducting authority has introduced a change that once the application form is submitted, it cannot be changed/rectified.
GATE Application Form Status
Candidates can check their form status i.e. whether the authority has received the form or not. It also tells if the application form submitted by candidate needs any correction or not. Visit GOAPS to check the status of the GATE Online Application. The status will be displayed from one of the below-mentioned categories:
Availability of GATE 2020 Admit Card: January 4, 2020
To download GATE 2020 Admit Card, visit http://gate.iitd.ac.in/. One must print multiple copies of admit card for GATE 2020 to avoid discrepancies on the exam day.
Download GATE Admit Card by following the steps given below:
GATE 2020 Paper Pattern
Exam Date: February 1 – 2 and February 8 – 9, 2020
Every eligible candidate can apply for one stream of all the 24 papers for which GATE 2020 is conducted. GATE 2020 Exam Pattern might seem a little confusing at first as it varies for different disciplines. GATE is an online mode examination with 65 questions to be solved in 3 hours. The total weightage of the GATE Exam is 100 marks.
|Mode of Examination||Online/ Computer-based Test|
|Total no. of questions||65|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours|
|Sections in paper||Two, i.e. General Aptitude and Subject Specific|
Marking Scheme for GATE 2020
GATE 2020 Syllabus
GATE Syllabus will be released on the official website by IIT Delhi for all the 24 disciplines. Candidates should check out the detailed syllabus for the related discipline to identify and focus on the important topics to be asked in the exam. They can click on the links provided below in the table to check GATE 2020 Syllabus for the relevant discipline.
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Preparation for competitive exams require precise notes which is taken care of on this platform of GATE preparation by providing GATE notes for CSE, EEE, ECE, Civil and Mechanical engineering.
List of all the important GATE questions curated to help you cover the major topics/questions. You can find GATE question bank for Mechanical, Civil, EEE, ECE, CSE and take a step forward in your GATE 2020 preparation.
More practice contributes to one's final performance and these GATE previous years question papers and online tests that are available for CSE, EEE, ECE, Civil and Mechanical engineering will help improve the performance at every level.
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Everything is easily accessible regardless of your engineering stream:
You can start by going through all the basic information about GATE Exam provided at the beginning of the course including detailed Syllabus, FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) regarding the preparation for GATE and Schedule for GATE preparation.
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The discussion forums in the EduRev GATE App provide a great opportunity to gain knowledge about all the topics that might be difficult for one to understand on their own. Get expert answers in Discussion Groups and master the topics with their expert guidance. Discussions will contribute to a large extent in the learning. Personal Chats are also available to help you learn in a friendly environment and clear all your doubts.
GATE 2020 Answer Key
Final Official Answer Keys To Be Released on Third week of Feb.
IIT Delhi releases the official answer keys for GATE 2020 (all papers) at its official website.
GATE 2020 Results : 16 Mar 2020
GATE 2020 results will be declared on March 16, 2020. The exam score cards for qualifying candidates will be available for download from March 20 to May 31. It’s important to note that GATE 2020 score cards will be issued to only those students who have secured marks equal to or above the qualifying marks as per their category.
GATE 2020 scores will be used as one of the criterias for recruiting students for various profiles in Government Organizations like Cabinet Secretariat, and National/State Public Sector Undertakings in India. Take a look at the PSUs recruiting GATE candidates.
How to download GATE 2020 results?
GATE 2020 Counselling
CCMT Counseling Registration will begin from First week of April, 2020
GATE Exam Counselling is done separately by various IITs, NITs and other institutes. Candidates after having qualified in GATE have to appear for GD/ PI for admission. For admissions, candidates have to check notification by GATE participating institutes.
All the IITs conduct their own counselling process for the admission in M.Tech programs.
Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP)
For taking admission in IITs, COAP provides a common platform for candidates to make the most preferred choice for admission in M.Tech programs. All the participating IITs will upload admission offers in a common time window. So that they will be able to access all the admission offers made by participating IITs.
The following information is asked while registering at COAP-
Check more information on M.Tech admissions through COAP:
PSU through GATE
Candidates applying for GATE 2020 will have two options based on GATE score – either to continue with the studies with a Master’s degree or apply for a job with Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) jobs through GATE 2020.
GATE Cut off
GATE cut off is the minimum score which must be scored by candidate in order to reserve a seat. The cut off varies for different institutes, streams and the category of candidate. The expected GATE cut-offs (streamwise) for the year 2020 is provided below (on the basis of previous year cut offs)-
|STREAM||GENERAL CATEGORY||OBC CATEGORY||SC/ST CATEGORY|
|Electronics & Communications Engg.(EC)||25||22.5||16.6|
|Computer Science & Information Technology(CS)||25||22.5||16.6|
Ques. What is the registration process of GATE?
Ans. You need to fill the GATE online form through the official website of GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS), upload the required documents, pay the registration fee and submit the application form.
Ques. Can I use the same e-mail Id to fill multiple GATE application forms?
Ans. No, you could use one e-mail Id for one registration only.
Ques. What happens in case of power or internet connection failure during the GATE application form submission?
Ans. In case of interruption during the GATE form submission, you would be able to access your registration page by logging in again to the GOAPS portal. You already filled information might have saved by the GOAPS server.
Ques. In what mode can I pay the GATE application fee?
Ans. You can pay the pay the GATE application fee only through the online mode (debit card, credit card and net banking).
Ques. While paying the GATE application fee, the amount was deducted from my bank account twice. How could I get additionally deducted amount back?
Ans. It would be refunded by the GOAPS authority in maximum two weeks.
Ques. Should I send the printed copy of GATE application form to GOAPS?
Ans. No, only the online registration is needed for GATE.
Ques. How could I know the status of my GATE application submission?
Ans. You can check the status of your GATE application after successful submission through the official website of GOAPS.
Ques. I skipped to take print of the acknowledgement screen of my GATE online application submission. How could I retrieve it now?
Ans. You need to login to the GOAPS portal using your enrolment Id and password, and take print of the acknowledgement again.
Ques. I am a student of B.Tech. final year. Am I eligible for applying to GATE?
Ques. I am a student of B.Tech. final year. What document should I produce for applying to GATE?
Ans. You need to obtain a certificate (in the specified format) from the Principal of your institution and upload the same while registering for GATE.
Ques. From where could I get my GATE admit card?
Ans. From the official website of GOAPS.
Ques. What should I bring to the exam center along with the GATE 2020 admit card?
Ans. One valid and original (not photocopied/scanned copy) photo identity proof.
Ques. Which all documented are will be allowed as photo identity proof at the exam center of GATE 2020?
Ans. Driving license, passport, PAN card, voter Id card, Aadhaar card, college Id card, employee Id card, or any other photo identity proof issued by Indian or state government.
Ques. Will I be allowed to enter the exam center of GATE 2020, if I carry the photocopy of my driving license?
Ans. No, you need to carry the original one.
Ques. Will it be mandatory to take printout of GATE admit card for entering the exam center of GATE 2020?
Ques. Will I be allowed to enter the exam center of GATE 2020, if I carry would show the E-aadhaar in my mobile phone?
Ans. No, you need to carry the original hardcopy.
Ques. Should I take colored or black and white printout of GATE admit card for entering the exam center of GATE 2020?
Ques. Do I need to validate something in the downloaded GATE 2020 admit card?
Ans. You need to validate that all your particulars in the GATE 2020 admit card are correct.
Ques. What should I do if I find errors in my GATE 2020 admit card?
Ans. You need to immediately contact your zonal center of GATE 2020.
Ques. Could I take my physical calculator to the GATE 2020 examination hall?
Ques. How would then I be able to make my calculations while attempting the GATE 2020 exam?
Ans. You will be provided with a virtual calculator on your computer screen for your calculations.
Ques. I have never used a virtual calculator before. How would I be use it in How to use GATE 2020?
Ans. You will be able to practice it using the GATE 2020 mock test before the exam.
Ques. When will be the GATE 2020 mock test be released?
Ans. You can start practising for GATE from following Courses:
Ques. Shall I be provided with paper for rough work and calculations during the GATE 2020 examination?
Ans. You will be provided a scribble pad for your rough work that you will need to return pad to the invigilator while exiting the exam hall.
Ques. Shall I be able to deposit my mobile phone at the GATE 2020 exam hall?
Ans. No, you will have to make your own arrangements for keeping your belongings safe before entering the exam hall.
Ques. What are the restricted items for the GATE 2020 examination hall?
Ans. Mobile phones, physical calculators, wristwatches, any other electronic items, and sharp objects are not allowed inside the GATE examination hall.
Ques. Where will be the GATE 2020 result declared?
Ans. On the official website of GOAPS.
Ques. What information do I need to provide to accessing my GATE 2020 result?
Ans. Your GATE enrollment Id and date of birth.
Ques. Would I be able to download my GATE 2020 score card on the day of GATE 2020 result declaration?
Ans. No, you will not be able to download your score card later on.
Ques. What fee do I need to pay for downloading the GATE 2020 score card?
Ans. INR 500
Ques. I have passed B.Tech. in 2018 with a backlog. Am I eligible for GATE 2020?
Ans. Yes, but you will have to clear your backlog by the counselling start date.
Ques. I have the qualifying exam for GATE 2020 in year 2018. I don’t have my degree certificate, but have a provisional certificate. Could I apply for GATE 2020?
Ques. I have passed my B.Tech. with 55% marks. Am I eligible for GATE 2020?
Ques. How many times could I appear in GATE?
Ans. There is no limit for number of GATE attempts.
Ques. What is the upper age limit for GATE 2020?
Ans. There is no age limit for appearing in GATE 2020.
Ques. I have completed my graduation through a distance learning program. Am I eligible for GATE 2020?
Ques. I passed my B.Tech. in 2016, but still have a backlog. Am I eligible for GATE 2020?
Ques. I belong to SC category. Do I need to upload my category certificate while registering for GATE?
Ans. No, you would have to produce it during your counselling for the M.Tech. courses.
Ques. I am not able to upload my signature while applying for GATE even after multiple trials. What could be the reason?
Ans. Your signature file would not be in the prescribed file format or size.
Ques. What is the GATE 2020 registration fee for foreign nationality candidates?
Ans. INR 1500 if the GATE 2020 exam center is selected within India, and US$ 50, if it is selected in Addis Ababa, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu. For Dubai and Singapore, it will be US$ 100.
Ques. I paid the GATE 2020 application fee twice by mistake. How could I get back the extra payment?
Ans. It would be refunded by the GOAPS authority in maximum two weeks.
Ques. I have made the payment, but it is still not reflected on the GOAPS portal. What should I do?
Ans. Probably your payment is not accepted, and would be refunded back to your account. Make sure to pay the fee before the due date.
Ques. I didn't upload my photograph as per the specifications while registering for GATE. Would it be rejected?
Ques. How many choices of exam center do I need to give while registering for GATE?
Ques. Why should I give three choices of examination centers during GATE registration?
Ans. Because if you are not allotted your first choice of center, then your remaining two choices will be considered.
Ques. Will I surely be allotted an GATE exam center only from my provided choices?
Ans. No, not necessarily. If those are not available, you would be provided another nearby center.
Ques. Will I be able to update my mobile number or e-mail Id after submitting my GATE 2020 application form?
Ans. No, updating the of mobile number or e-mail Id is not allowed.
Ques. What all entries could I correct in the submitted GATE 2020 application form?
Ans. You can change only name, date of birth, name of parent/guardian, qualifying degree, and year of qualifying degree.
Ques. I selected a wrong paper in my GATE application form. What should I do?
Ans. You will need to fill a new application using a new e-mail address (mobile number can be same) and choose the correct paper for examination.
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